Lochs and sheep // Perthshire

17 February 2014


I went to Firbush twice when I was still a student at the University of Edinburgh. It's a tiny settlement (not even a town or a village really) perched on the banks of Loch Tay in the Perthshire, about 3h away from Edinburgh and just a short walk from village Killin. Not only does it make a beautiful spot for camping, but also for kayaking, mountain biking or wind surfing, if that's your thing. I chose kayaking but sadly didn't take my camera with me; perhaps a wise choice as two people in our group capsized. We're planning to buy a tent and make a few camping trips to the Highlands on weekends as I don't get any time off from university until July.

 The first day the weather was rather bleak. We still went kayaking after practicing in the little bay pictured above.

 In the evening we made a trip to Killin to a pub.


 yep, picutures of branches and droplets.
 one more.
 next day was sunnier.

 this looked like a pretty idyllic place to pitch a tent. If it wasn't fenced. I'm sure there are plenty of great wild camping spots around Loch Tay, we must explore more.

In the meantime, any recommendations for a good (and affordable) tent for two?

2 comments:

  1. podłączam się do kwestii namiotowej, też w tym roku mamy zamiar kupić i jeździć. wiec jak ktoś Wam coś poleci, Wy kupicie, przetestujecie to dacie nam znać, czy warto. deal? ;) będzie działał też w drugą stronę jeśli będziemy pierwsi!
    jak ja byłam na kajakach to po rzeczce głebokiej na półtora metra, nieźle. podziwiam, za słabo pływam żebym się odważyła na większe wody.

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    1. ja wyznaje zasade, jak kupowac to juz musi byc dobry, wole zaoszczedzic i kupic porzadny namiot zeby starczyl na dlugo. i tu sa dwa problemy, bo nie wiem czy bedziemy miec rodzine i czy dwojka nam wystarczy i nie wiem czy mam kupowac na wszystkie pory roku czy tylko na 3 sezony. ale jak cos wybierzemy to damy znac.

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